Open Access Week

21 October 2012 - 25 October 2012
Library, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

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Chris Biggs
10 October 2012

Do you publish in academic journals and monographs?  Would you like to know more about the ways in which open access publishing could impact how and where you publish?

 Library Services is hosting a series of lunchtime events in conjunction with the Office of the PVC (Research, Scholarship and Quality) to explore this rapidly evolving area as part of Open Access Week.

 If you would like to attend any of the sessions, please email library-open-access@open.ac.uk indicating the date of the session(s) and any special dietary requirements.

 

Open Access Publishing: an Introduction

12 noon – 2pm Monday 22nd October, Library Presentation Room, Ground Floor

Chris Biggs and Nicola Dowson from the OU Library will give an overview of open access publishing.  This will be followed by a presentation from Ruth Finnegan from Social Sciences on the re-birth of her book Oral Literature in Africa in an open access format.  Ian Rowlands, Bibliometrician and Research Services Manager at University of Leicester will finish the session by offering an institutional viewpoint.

Nicola Dowson & Chris BIggs Open Access Publishing: An Introduction

Ian Rowlands Open Access: University of Leicester Experience

Open Access Publishing: the OU experience so far

12 noon – 2pm Tuesday 23rd October, Library Seminar Room 3, 2nd Floor

OU academics will talk about their experience of open access publishing, this will be followed by a discussion around the various challenges researchers face. Speakers are Martin Weller and Gill Kirkup from the Institute of Educational Technology, Carol Komaromy from the Faculty of Health and Social Care and Clem Herman from the Faculty of Maths Computing and Technology. 

 

Open Access Publishing: the publishers’ perspective

12 noon -2pm Wednesday 24th October, Library Seminar Room 2, 2nd Floor

3 publishers will talk about the impact of open access on their publishing models and the challenges and opportunities it is giving publishers.  Speakers include Ian Bannerman, Taylor & Francis, Wim van der Stelt, Springer and Rupert Gatti, Open Book Publishers.  The session will be chaired by Richard Savory (JISC Collections).

Ian Bannerman Open Access Taylor and Francis

Wim van der Stelt Open Access Springer

Rupert Gatti OA monograph publishing

Open Access Publishing: the OU experience so far

12 noon – 2pm Thursday 25th October, Research Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Library

OU academics will talk about their experience of open access publishing, this will be followed by a discussion around the various challenges researchers face.  Speakers are Jessica Hughes and Trevor Fear, from the Faculty of Arts, Josie Tetley from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, Anna Comas-Quinn from the Faculty of Education and Language Studies and Magnus Ramage from the Faculty of Maths, Computing and Technology.

 

Open Access Publishing: Aggregating, searching and reusing Open Access content

10.15 – 11.30am Friday 26th October, Research Meeting Room , 2nd Floor, Library

Members of the Knowledge Media institute, OU and the European Library present the efforts in aggregating content from Open Access repositories worldwide as part of the CORE family of projects. 

Speakers: Petr Knoth and Zdenek Zdrahal from the Knowledge Media institute, OU and Markus Muhr from the European Library.

Zdenek Zdrahal CORE Presentation

Petr Knoth Aggregating, enriching and reusing Open Access

Markus Muhr The European Library: Connecting Knowledge

Open Access Publishing: challenges and opportunities for Higher Education Institutions

12 noon – 2pm Friday 26th October, Research Meeting Room , 2nd Floor, Library

Astrid Wissenburg, Director of the Office Pro Vice Chancellor (Research, Scholarship and Quality) will discuss the highlights of the Finch Report, the government’s and Research Councils’ position on Open Access and the implications for the Open University.   This will be followed by a presentation by Fred Friend, Honorary Director Scholarly Communication, University College London who will give his perspective of Open Access and an overview of Open Access developments worldwide.

Astrid Wissenburg Open Access Publishing challenges and opportunities for HEIs

Fred Friend Open Access: potential benefits, worldwide hope, UK uncertainty

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